Jerome Winchell

8 June 1846–4 September 1933 (Age 87)
LaPorte, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jerome

When Jerome Winchell was born on 8 June 1846, in LaPorte, Indiana, United States, his father, Jesse Hubbard Winchell, was 39 and his mother, Lucy Ann Frances Smith, was 31. He married Julia Evelyn Still on 9 April 1873, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Hope, Tulare, California, United States in 1920. He died on 4 September 1933, in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Gunplain Township, Allegan, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Jerome Winchell
Julia Evelyn Still
Marriage: 9 April 1873
Raymond Lynn Winchell
Dale Winchell

Spouse and Children


    Julia Evelyn Still


9 April 1873
Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Dennfister Winchell


    Dempster L Winchel


    William B. Winchell


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade

Age 2

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and is open 22 hours per day . 

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English wencel ‘child’, perhaps used to distinguish a son from his father with the same forename or perhaps a nickname for a person with a baby face or childlike manner.2 Scottish: habitational name for someone from the lands of Windshiel (formerly Winscheill) in Berwickshire.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jerome Winchell, "Kansas State Census, 1895"
  • Jerome Winchelle in household of Edward M Schnebly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jerome Winchell in household of Raymond L Winchell, "United States Census, 1930"

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